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Thursday February 04, 2016

New council updated on well, water system
BY TODD ADAMS It's been a long ride, but the new well is in production and work on the well house is finished.Challis City Councilmen heard that news in their first meeting of 2016.With the project completed, the council needs to approve a final report, said Karma Bragg, Project Director of Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD), ...

Commissioners discuss jail, Stephanie Crane
BY TODD ADAMS Custer County Commissioners began the year by discussing the cold case of Stephanie Crane's 1993 disappearance; and the old issue of Custer County's historic rock jail.StephanieStephanie Crane's disappearance remains an open case, Sheriff Stu Lumpkin told the commissioners January 11, and Custer County Sheriff's Office would like the ...

Challis hires new library director
BY TODD ADAMSThe Challis City Council has approved a library board recommendation to hire Becky (Skeen) Mitchell as the town's new library director.Mitchell was offered the job in January and the council unanimously approved the board's and Mayor Ike Funkhouser's recommendation to hire her. She lives in Mackay and commutes to Challis for the ...

Woman pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter
BY TODD ADAMS A 24-year-old woman charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a co-worker at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in Sawtooth Valley last year has agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a DUI charge being dropped.Laura Jane Meyer was behind the wheel early morning September 3, 2015 when her vehicle crashed and rolled over on Highway ...

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